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Medicare Learning Network: Telehealth Services PDF This booklet walks through the different medicare telehealth service topics like originating sites, distant site practitioners, telehealth services, telehealth services billing and payment, and telehealth originating sites billing and payment. 

Funding Sources for Telehealth PDF This infographic from the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers provides a list of federal funding sources for telehealth and describes what each grant will fund.

HRSA Medicare Telehealth Payment Eligibility Analyzer  This tool developed by HRSA helps providers check if an address is eligible for medicare telehealth from an originating site payment. 

HRSA Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program This program provides funding for telehealth networks that are looking to increase and assess care to behavioral health services in rural and frontier communities. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Prevention and Public Health Fund  This funding provided by the Affordable Care Act, sustained and expanded prevention and public health investments nationally that are aimed at improving health outcomes and enhancing health care quality. The webpage link has breakdowns of what the funds are currently/previously being used for and how they are distributed. 

Telehealth Use in Rural Healthcare-Funding & Opportunities This page provided by the Rural Health Information Hub lists various funding sources to implement or improve telehealth programs in the United States. 

Health IT Grants .info  This webpage funded by the Grants Office provides updated lists of federal grants to support health IT projects. 

Hearst Foundations  The Hearst Foundations provide grants in the following categories; culture, education, health and social service, with the aim of helping large demographics of people through differentiated results. 

NIH: Funding Opportunities & Notices Search Results  The National Institutes of Health provide a search tool to look up various grants pertaining to your programs development goals. 

How to Get Funding for TeleHealth Grants: Do’s and Dont’s This webinar provides viewers with tips on how to plan and secure grant funding for all types of telehealth programs. 

USDA: Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program This program developed by the United States of Agriculture Rural Development aims to provide affordable funding to help develop community facilities that are essential in rural areas. The USDA defines essential facilities as those that provide a service to the local community for the development or improvement of the community in a rural area. The linked page describes who and what the funds can be used for. 

Universal Service Administrative Co: Rural Health Care Program  This program designed by the Universal Service Administration is intended to increase connectivity in rural areas in order to support health care facilities in providing the best medical services in rural communities. Linked below are the two subprograms of the RHC development:

Health Care Connect Funding program

Telecommunications (Telecom) Program

USDA: ReConnect Loan & Grant Program The Rural Broadband ReConnect Program furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.

USDA: Community Connect Grants This program helps improve, construct or expand broadband networks in rural areas by offering financial assistance to eligible service providers. 

Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants This grant program designed for medical providers and teachers who serve rural residents at the local level, provides funding for technology that will help the development of training and connection for educational and medical professionals in remote communities.